Cycling: It’s in Our Roots


Our common passion for cycling just might be a lot deeper than we all think.  I’m here to ponder how our love for the bike (and the wheel), likely dates back to the beginning of time.  (Note: This post isn’t intended to create an uproar about the creation of life on Earth….but it’s going to assume that there were in fact cavemen that roamed the lands thousands of years ago).

Okay, so according to the theory of cavemen what were the first two things ever invented?  Fire and the Wheel, right?  Now you can argue with me on this one if you like, but I’m putting out the idea that it is these two things that are in the very soul of each and every one of us.  It’s in our roots.  These two things are so much a part of us that it’s only when we are surrounded and immersed in them that we are taken back to our true nature and feel at home.


Think about how you feel when you’re sitting around a campfire.  You’re hypnotized and feel totally tranquil don’t you?  We’re taken back to the caveman days and sit there in amazement looking at the flames dancing around us.  The invention of fire was pretty darn amazing, and to this day it still holds us captive when we’re around it.

If you don’t see the connection between the invention of fire and how it’s still to this day a part of our soul, then I know you’re going to agree with this next one. The Wheel.  Yes, the wheel was the other famous invention by our caveman friends and this is another object that remains a true part of our being.  In my opinion, it explains our absolute love and passion for cycling.  Yep, those two wheels on a frame tie us into its creation and how it’s a part of our roots.  We were meant to be on wheels, and I don’t know about you but I would argue that those cavemen intended us to use this invention to ride bicycles.  You only have to look as far as that dude, Thor, from the B.C comic strip to see what the wheel was meant to be used for.

So there you have it.  Human beings were meant to ride bikes and enjoy campfires.  All of us here are on track, now what’s wrong with the rest of society?  They are missing out on the joys and fulfillment that comes by tapping fully into your roots.

Enjoy Your Ride

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